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Old 05-20-2014, 02:13 PM   #1
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GFCI Problem - 2004 Eagle 12HW

Greetings. New to the pop-up camping world. Just bought a used 2004 Jayco Eagle 12HW Pop-up and took it out on our first excursion for a one night stay at a local campground. The red light was on on the GFCI plug, and when I pressed reset, it would consistently trip after about 15 seconds. Could not use any of the power outlets, but the overhead lights and AC work fine.

Is there anything I need to look for as far as a setting or fuse or something, or do I need to look at replacing the GFCI outlet?

Suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:40 PM   #2
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Did you have anything plugged in anywhere in the TT when you were doing this?

GFCI plugs are looking for any loss of ground, or any improper refrence to ground. So things like a wet plug or extension cord, or somthing plugged in that does not have a polarity type plug ( where one of the prongs is larger than the others )
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:34 PM   #3
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We did have a cell phone charger plugged in. Not sure if it was polarized or not. But I think we tried it without anything plugged in and it still tripped the reset button.
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Replace it. They go bad, then you won't have to wonder.
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Well that's not as easy unfortunately.

Could be that the GFI plug itself is bad - easy fix, just replace it. Be sure that all 110v is disconnected first.

Typically, that GFI plug is first in line, feeding other outlets downstream from it. That's where the challenge begins. If replacing the GFI outlet doesn't solve the problem, then you need to consider that downstream outlets are either wet, or corroded, or that one of the wires is now "open" , meaning broken, chewed, poor or bad connection, etc... And will need to be repaired to reestablish the references to ground that exist downstream .

Just remember to turn off 110v at each step while testing.

Let us know what you find
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:41 PM   #6
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Thanks all for your advice. Will be replacing soon and will let you know if that cures it.

Now, on to the next problem...
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